1.        Purpose

The Board is responsible for providing the professional staff necessary for implementation of the educational programs and proper operation of the schools, and to do so efficiently and economically.

2.        Authority

        SC 524, 1106

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.4

The Board recognizes its responsibility to maintain professional staff positions consistent with the instructional and operational needs of the District.

        SC 1124

In the exercise of its authority to reduce staff or abolish positions, the Board shall give primary consideration to the effect upon the educational program and shall ascertain that elimination of a program is approved by the PA Department of Education.

3.        Guidelines

        SC 1124

Abolishment of positions affecting professional employees may be brought about because of:

  1. Substantial decline in student enrollment.

  1. Curtailment or alteration of a program due to a substantiated decline in class or course enrollments.

  1. Changes in the District's organization for instruction or educational activities.

  1. Consolidation of schools.

        SC 1124

        Pol. 411

Reduction in staff as a result of the abolishment of positions shall be in accordance with law and Board policy.

4.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent shall recommend annually to the Board the number of professional positions needed for the District to function efficiently, including recommending the abolishment of unnecessary positions.

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